Kentucky Lottery Sales Break the One Billion Dollar Level in
LOUISVILLE, KY (July 5, 2017) -- For
the first time in its 28-year history, sales of Kentucky Lottery tickets have
exceeded a billion dollars in a single fiscal year.
For FY17 which ended June 30,
overall lottery sales were $1,000,501,000. This is the largest sales figure in
Kentucky Lottery history, and surpasses last years record-breaking number
by $3.2 million (0.3%).
Scratch-off tickets once again were
the largest individual game category, finishing the year at $603.8 million.
This is a $6.5 million (1.1%) increase from the previous year, and was led in
large part due to the successful launch of Kentuckys first oversized
scratch off ticket. Called Big Money, the $10 ticket was ordered
with a quantity that should have lasted 30 weeks. Instead, it sold out in less
than three weeks.
Keno saw the largest percentage
increase of any game, rising 15% ($9.8 million) to $75.7 million. The increase
was due to several changes made to the game, including shortening the time
between drawings from five to four minutes and the inclusion of a new
Daily draw games continued to
perform strongly, as Pick 3 sales rose to $145.3 million (up 4.1%), Pick 4
sales rose to $44.6 million (up 4.7%), and Cash Ball 225 sales rose to $10.4
million (up 6.8%).
Powerball sales dropped
significantly from the previous year. Without anything even remotely
close to the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot we saw in January 2016, sales for
that game were down 23.6%, said the Lotterys President and CEO
Tom Delacenserie. Despite the $22.3 million decline in sales for just
this game, the fact that we not only broke our all-time sales record but also
the billion threshold is remarkable.
Transfers to the Commonwealth were
also at a record level - $251.6 million, an increase of $2.5 million.
CONTACT: Chip Polston, Sr VP
of Communications, PR and Social Responsibility, T: +1 502 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery.
Virginia Lottery Team Wraps Up Award-Winning Season
Campaign to thank
teachers receives two prestigious National Silver Anvils from the Public
Relations Society of America
RICHMOND, Virginia (June 30,
2017) -- The Virginia Lottery, along with its PR partner Padilla, was honored
with a pair of 2017 Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of
America (PRSA) on June 8.
The annual event held in New York
City honors organizations that have successfully addressed a contemporary
public relations issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity, and
Silver Anvil Judges evaluate entries
for their strategic nature of public relations programs using four key
components research, planning, execution, and evaluation.
The Lotterys innovative Thank
a Teacher campaign garnered the anvils in the Community Relations and Events
and Observances (more than seven days) categories for government organizations.
The campaign encouraged the public
to send thank-you notes to K-12 school teachers they value, while highlighting
the fact that all lottery profits support K-12 education in Virginia.
Qualifying teachers who received a thank-you note could enter a drawing for a
chance to win a Virginia vacation from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. More
than 30,000 print and digital notes were sent to teachers with the help of the
The Lottery also won 12 trophies at
the Virginia Public Relations Awards ceremony in May from PRSA Richmond
including the Best in Show Award.
The Best in Show Commonwealth Award
was for internal communications and the campaign Virginia Lottery
Smooves into New Headquarters. This campaign engaged Lottery
employees as the entire office staff, the public-facing Prize Zone and massive
computer operations moved to Main Street Centre in downtown Richmond.
|Virginia Lottery Director of Communications Jill Vaughan, APR
(left) and Communications Manger Jennifer Mullen celebrate their teams
two Silver Anvil Awards.
Were so gratified
that the hard work of our Communications team and other Lottery partners is
being recognized, said Virginia Lottery Director of Communications Jill
Vaughan, APR. These campaigns support our agency strategy of being a top
employer in the Commonwealth and a trusted gaming source. Its essential
that we find creative ways to inform Virginians where their money goes when
they purchase a simple lottery ticket- to K-12 schools.
A complete list of 2017 Silver Anvil
and Silver Anvil Award of Excellence winners is available here.
When it comes to education, the
Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, its the reason we play. We
generate more than $1.6 million per day for Virginias K-12 public
schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products,
the Virginia Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for
Virginias public schools in Fiscal Year 2016. For more info, visit our
website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and check us
out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.
CONTACT: Virginia Lottery News
Communications Dept. Ph: 804-692-7778, Email:
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Gambling Commission Unveils New Enforcement
BIRMINGHAM, UK (July 5, 2017) -- The
Gambling Commission has unveiled a new enforcement strategy which will be used
to tackle operators who breach gambling regulations.
The new strategy, which comes into
force today, follows the Commissions consultation: Changes to our
the consumer first.
Key changes include:
- Changes to the Commissions statement on
financial penalties including introducing higher penalties for breaches,
particularly where it sees systemic and repeated failings
- Putting all regulatory tools, including licence
review (both of the operator and personal management licences), on an equal
footing by removing the current bias in favour of settlement (1)
- Using time-limited discounts to create better
incentives for early settlement.
Sarah Harrison, Commission Chief
Executive, said: We will use the full range of enforcement powers to
ensure operators put customers first and raise standards.
The industry can be assured
that we will use our powers in a targeted way, and consumers and the public can
be assured we will take robust and effective action when gambling companies
dont meet their obligations.
Read the Commissions responses to its enforcement strategy
Read the Commissions licensing objectives.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: email@example.com
SOURCE: The Gambling Commission.
Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During
Ocean Downs, Hollywood
Casino Perryville, Rocky Gap see increases from June 2016
BALTIMORE, Maryland (July 5, 2017)
Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 2017 revenue numbers
for the states six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County,
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in
Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino
Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince Georges
County. Marylands casinos totaled $130,480,062 in revenue during June
2017 an increase of $37,114,143, or 39.8%, compared to the June 2016
figure of $93,365,919.
In a year-to-year comparison not
including MGM National Harbor, which opened on Dec. 8, 2016, statewide casino
revenue in June 2017 decreased by $13,021,491, or 13.9%.
MGM National Harbor generated
$50,135,634 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day in June at MGM National Harbor was: $270.72 for slot
machines, $5,944.57 for banked table games and $1,403.47 for non-banked table
games. MGM National Harbor operates 3,126 slot machines and 168 (129 banked and
39 non-banked) table games.
Maryland Live Casino totaled
$41,840,229 from both slot machines and table games in June. Maryland
Lives gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $231.02 for slot
machines, $2,898.72 for banked table games and $739.63 for non-banked table
games. June 2017 revenue at Maryland Live decreased by $11,859,126, or 22.1%,
from June 2016. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,978 slot machines and 202 (150
banked and 52 non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$22,096,012 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $192.95 for slot machines, $1,945.47 for banked
table games and $522.46 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos
June 2017 revenue decreased by $2,350,941, or 9.6%, from June 2016. Horseshoe
Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banked and 25
non-banked) table games.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $6,337,130 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $218.75 for slot machines, $2,363.48 for
banked table games and $369.92 for non-banked table games. Hollywood
Casinos June 2017 revenue increased by $350,134, or 5.8%, from June 2016.
Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 822 slot machines and 20 (12 banked and 8
non-banked) table games.
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$5,550,673 from slot machines in June, and its gross gaming revenue per unit
per day was $230.94. Casino at Ocean Downs June 2017 revenue increased by
$482,118, or 9.5%, from June 2016. Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot
machines and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,520,385 from both slot machines and table games in June. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $195.92 for slot machines and $1,199.10 for
banked table games. This facility does not have non-banked table games. Rocky
Gap Casino Resorts June 2017 revenue increased by $356,326, or 8.6%, from
June 2016. Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates 663 slot machines and 17 banked
Under Maryland law, casino revenue
supports the Maryland Education Trust Fund as well as small-, minority- and
women-owned businesses, local impact grants, local jurisdictions and the
states horse racing industry. June 2017 contributions to the state from
all six Maryland casinos and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the
attached spreadsheets and available online (click HERE).
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for oversight of the states casinos. In this role, the agency
provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security,
regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders
informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial
reports are posted on gaming.mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
CONTACT: Carole Bober Gentry,
410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Florida Lotterys Summer Ezmatch Promotion Turns Up the Heat with
Higher Instant Cash Prizes!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 3, 2017)
-- The Florida Lotterys summer EZmatch promotion is back! For a
limited time, players who add EZmatch to their FANTASY 5® or LUCKY
MONEY purchases can instantly win higher cash prizes of up to $1,000.
From Monday, July 3, through Sunday,
September 3, 2017, the EZmatch top prize will double from $500 to $1,000 and
the second prize from $250 to $500. EZmatch players will also enjoy an
increased minimum prize of $5, up from $2. Additionally, the number of $500
instant-win prizes will be doubled throughout the nine-week promotional period.
EZmatch is an add-on feature that
gives FANTASY 5 and LUCKY MONEY players the opportunity to win cash prizes
instantly, for an additional $1 per play. When players add EZmatch to their
FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY purchase, five EZmatch numbers and instant prize
amounts will be printed on the ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any
of the FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY numbers on the ticket, the player instantly
wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to five times on a single
ticket. More than 74 million EZmatch winners have won over $261 million in cash
prizes, since the feature was first introduced in 2006.
All EZmatch prizes of less than $600
can be redeemed at any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be
claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a
retailer before the applicable FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY drawing on the ticket
has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player.
EZmatch prizes can be claimed up to 180 days after the first draw date on the
ticket. More information about this promotion, or any Florida Lottery game, is
available at www.flalottery.com.
FANTASY 5 drawings are held seven
days a week, at 11:15 p.m., ET and LUCKY MONEY drawings are held Tuesday and
Friday nights at 11:15 p.m., ET. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17
carrier stations throughout the state and are available for viewing on the
Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website,
at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than
750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Floridas
economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida
retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have
paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Malta Gaming Authority Signs MoU with the E-sports Integrity
By Malta Gaming Authority
MALTA (June 30, 2017) -- The Malta
Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), in the
interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of e-sports and e-sports
The aim of this MoU is to foster
cooperation between the two entities to avoid the manipulation of e-sports
events and competitions, whereby the MGA in collaboration with its licensed
operators shall provide information on suspicious betting patterns to assist
ESIC with the investigation of such patterns or insider betting connected with
e-sports events and competitions.
ESIC Integrity Commissioner Ian
We are delighted that the
Malta Gaming Authority has agreed to work with us in making e-sports a safer
wagering environment. The MGA is a very highly respected regulator of sports
betting and it has been a pleasure developing this information sharing
mechanism with them. Adding the experience and vital information of our other
partners in the information exchange to the Authoritys intelligence
database and vice versa will undoubtedly strengthen all our efforts
Joseph Cuschieri, Chairman of the
I am very pleased that we
signed this MoU with ESIC. Keeping abuse and crime out of sports betting is
high on our agenda and the MGA will always be at the forefront to collaborate
in such matters both locally and internationally.
SOURCE: The Malta Gaming
GLI Group Acquires NMi Gaming, Bringing Expanded Global Reach to NMi Gaming
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (July 5,
2017) The GLI Group has acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and
related gaming assets (NMi Gaming) from NMi Certin, B.V. and
The acquisition benefits NMi
Gamings clients by providing them with instant global reach through
GLIs accredited 475 jurisdictions. Additionally, the transaction benefits
GLIs clients by allowing the firm to provide even greater levels of
service and attention.
NMi Gaming has offices in the United
Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Canada and will continue to operate
under the NMi Gaming brand name for the foreseeable future. Customers can
expect a business-as-usual approach while also being able to
leverage GLIs global presence to grow and enhance NMi Gamings
GLI President and CEO James Maida
said, Over the last two years, the GLI Group has completed multiple
strategic acquisitions, such as Bulletproof, Kobetron Inc. and Gaming
Informatics LLC., which further enhance our business offerings and increase the
level of customer service that the GLI Group provides to our gaming clients
globally. Now, with the acquisition of NMi Gaming, we have created synergies
that are beneficial to both NMi and GLI clients and provides additional
bandwidth for even greater customer service.
NMi Gamings Andrew Rosewarne
said, This is an excellent opportunity for our customers, as this
allows us to leverage GLIs worldwide coverage while retaining the
dynamism of our independent operations.
NMi Gamings Dr. Richard
Edwards added, GLIs unrivalled jurisdictional expertise, coupled
with our teams technological, problem-solving mindset promise to make
this an exciting new chapter in the ongoing development of the
GLI Managing Director of EMEA Martin
Britton said, The gaming compliance industry has come to know Richard
Edwards and Andrew Rosewarne as outstanding leaders in their field. Adding
their expertise and the NMi Gaming team to the GLI Group is an alliance that
affords complementary services that clients of both companies can
NMi Gaming was founded after the
privatization of the Dutch Legal Metrology Service in 1989, and its gaming
division has substantially grown in size and prominence since it commenced an
international expansion in 2010. In recent years, NMi Gaming has become a major
force in the areas of iGaming, land-based certification and auditing while
retaining its strong presence in key European markets.
About The GLI Group
The GLI Group delivers the highest
quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services.
Through its Bulletproof brand, the group provides the highest level of service
in IT hosting and security services, as well as IT Professional and Educational
services. In addition, the Groups tool division consists of Kobetron and
IRIS products. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six continents, and
the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with
ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical competence in the
gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit
About NMi Gaming
NMi Gaming has more than 40 years of
experience in the gaming industry and offers a full range of compliance testing
and auditing services in its markets. Its gaming laboratories are located in
the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Spain. NMi Gaming has
extensive knowledge of regulations and procedures and a multi-disciplined team
of experienced professionals qualified in IT, mathematics, ISMS auditing and
security testing. For more information, visit:
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
BAMM!!! NLS Takes New Directions in Krakow!
VIENNA, Austria (July 4, 2017) -- In
early June, Krakows ICE Congress Centre became THE place for key players
in the European and North American lottery industry to exchange ideas.
From June 5 to 8 more than 650
lottery professionals gathered for the 9th European Lotteries Congress in the
beautiful Polish city to showcase their latest lottery solutions and
technologies. This years edition was titled: Are you Ready for New
Directions? and NLS proudly said, Yes we are!
NLS always does the very best so
that stakeholders can EXPECT BETTER. The colorful NLS stand and accompanying
lounge were evidence of how different and innovative the company really is.
Product managers walked visitors
through a seamless Omni-channel player experience and introduced some flagship
products such as the NLS Instant Ticket Vending Machine (ITVM) and the NLS POS
Embedded in-lane solution.
The eye-catching NLS EXPERIENCE
LOUNGE, which drew in a large number of Congress attendees, was the ultimate
place for interesting presentations.
Frank Cecchini, NLS CEO, talked
about how and why NLS is different, and Pall Palsson, Director for Strategy and
Innovations, explained how the leading lottery companies foster innovation.
Paul Dolmann-Darrall from Gamevy
spoke about the importance to be innovative in our industry, and Kambis
Jon Hovi shared his ideas about engaging modern millennials in sports
NLS is different with regard to not
only technology but also company culture. In the large auditorium, Pall Palsson
and Agnieszka Rylska presented Heavy Mental, the company´s annual
hackathon that fosters creativity and innovation.
Our colleagues explained how this
event has contributed to our company, and how many of the ideas emerging during
Heavy Mental have become realities for NLS.
And as Frank Cecchini adds:
At NLS we think differently, we do things differently, we listen to
our staff, our customers and the marketplace in general, not just the lottery
market, we actively research what´s going on in the retail world to take
advantage of innovation and ideas that are clearly having an impact. We take
the best of these and integrate them into our system. Of course, none of this
would be possible without the support of NOVOMATIC.
NLS is a full solution alternative
vendor for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using
state-of-the-art technology that allows for easy integration with any 3rd party
systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously,
creating a truly Omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing
lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA
Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS
solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part
of the NOVOMATIC Group with more than 24,000 employees and activities in more
than 70 countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of
Icelandic lottery provider Betware and quickly became a major player in the
international lottery business.
CONTACTS Sales and customer-related
Partnership and cooperation
opportunities: Frank CECCHINI, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions
Vermantia to Showcase Its Latest Products and Services at
Sports Betting West Africa
ATHENS, Greece (July 4, 2017) --
Vermantia, leading provider of omni-channel content solutions for lotteries,
gaming & betting operators worldwide, will be showcasing its latest
products and services offering at Sports Betting West Africa (SBWA) that will
be held in Lagos, Nigeria (17th-19th of July) on its stand, No 1009.
The company will also present its
premium live sports betting and live horse racing channels,
as well as its latest addition to
the companys widest 25+ Virtual Games single source collection, a unique
game based on highlights of real and premium football footage.
Moreover, Vermantia will introduce a
unique, market-customized live racing channel, with the most popular and
revenue-driving live greyhound races available globally.
Another highlight this year on
display at SBWA, will be Vermantias next generation broadcasting platform
alongside its latest decoders, supporting the High Efficiency Video
Encoding (H.265) that enable operators deploy retail betting channels with
maximum broadcast quality at minimum satellite bandwidth.
Visitors at the Vermantia stand will
be able to feel a real betting shop experience through the companys
complete array of retail solutions comprising its next generation content
management and display system for supporting multiple TVs within the shop
(Vermantia VISION), its innovative and cost-effective self-service
terminal for anonymous players for all game verticals (Vermantia FLAVOR) and
its native mobile application (Vermantia TOUCH) effectively transforming
anonymous players mobile devices to personal self-service betting
Vermantias CEO, commented:
Nigeria, and Africa as a
whole, are exciting, dynamic markets, where betting operations are increasingly
adopting top gaming content, and require the technological solutions to bring
that content to market and to their players.
Were excited to
exhibit our latest solutions at SBWA summit, and add fuel to the growth of both
our existing and new customers in the region.
ENQUIRIES: Vermantia, Diana
Theodoridi, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Tel: +30 213 00 65
SOURCE: Vermantia press release.
Michigan Lottery Gives Players Chance to Win $1 Billion with
New GOLDEN TICKET Instant Game
LANSING, Michigan (June 30, 2017) --
For the first time, the Michigan Lottery is offering players an instant game
GOLDEN TICKET that gives players a chance to win up to $1
Starting Monday, each $10 GOLDEN
TICKET will offer players 20 chances to instantly win prizes ranging from
$10 up to $1 million. Players also may enter codes from non-winning tickets for
a chance to win one of 15 trips for two to Las Vegas and for the opportunity to
play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE and a chance to win up to $1
The trip includes deluxe hotel
accommodations for four days and three nights, round-trip airfare for two,
ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport and hotel, and $1,000
spending money. To enter, players should visit
MichiganLottery.com/GoldenTicket. Second chance drawings are scheduled to take
place on: Aug.3, Aug. 31, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 30.
Lottery instant games may be
purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.
In 2016, Lottery players won nearly
$817 million playing instant games.
SOURCE: Michigan Lottery.
Laboratories International (GLI®) to Offer 25+ Years of Expert Advice to
Attendees at iGaming Super Show 2017
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (June 29,
2017) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to attend
and sponsor this years iGaming Super Show, taking place in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, 11-14 July. Director of Client Services James Illingworth and his
team of experts will be available for any questions at stand P20.
GLI has been the global leader in
iGaming testing and certification, standards consultancy and thought leadership
for over 25 years. They have proudly assisted numerous existing and emerging
jurisdictions in developing and updating their iGaming technical standards, and
now, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the companys
professionals about anything iGaming related.
GLI is known worldwide for providing
the most comprehensive set of iGaming services that include:
- Game evaluations
- Game math and % Return to Player (RTP)
- Game payout analysis and reporting
- RNG testing, RNG data analysis and reporting
- Platform and Remote Gaming Systems (RGS)
- Integration, Application Program Interface (API)
and communications testing
- Security audits (penetration testing, vulnerability
analysis, threat and risk assessments)
- Casino, poker, bingo, jackpot and progressives
- Sportsbook, Pari-mutuel and betting exchange
- Live dealer testing, proxy and skill-based gaming
- Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), esports and social
- Technical Standards Document (TSD) development and
- Multilingual services, consultation and compliance
Illingworth said, GLI has
paved the way for many of the trends in the gaming industry, especially
iGaming, by creating widely accepted gaming technical standards and examining
the complexities of gaming regulation. Everything about GLI is strategic,
including our iGaming services. GLI can test and certify for over 475
jurisdictions and for all gaming product verticals. We can test products
against our GLI standards, and in this way, easily transfer to other
jurisdictions by means of a simple GAP analysis. Our scope includes anything
gaming and betting related, and theres a clear focus on iGaming, of
This show is a great
opportunity for me and my team to meet with all important people in the
industry, he said. We will take time to understand concerns
and offer quality and cost-effective solutions to anyone visiting our
To learn more about GLIs
training, testing and certification services, please visit the company at
iGaming Super Show stand P20 or gaminglabs.com.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more
information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Free Sport New Zealand Announce New Chief Executive
NEW ZEALAND (July 4, 2017) -- Drug
Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Board Chair Justice Warwick Gendall is pleased
to announce the appointment of Nick Paterson to the role of DFSNZ Chief
Executive, effective from July 31.
Following an extensive search, which
considered candidates from New Zealand and overseas, Paterson stood out from a
number of strong applicants and replaces long-standing chief executive Graeme
Justice Gendall says the high
calibre of applicants made for a very difficult decision.
"Nick won the role due to his
vast experience in both integrity and regulatory environments. Together with
his investigative skills we believe Nicks expertise will add to our
strengths and existing agency expertise across the anti-doping sector"
Before joining DFSNZ, he was General
Manager, Investigations at the Serious Fraud Office and has been on secondment
as the Executive Director of the Gambling Commission since October 2016. Prior
to that Mr Paterson was Executive Director/NZ Lead, Fraud Investigation and
Dispute Services at Ernst & Young.
The timing of Mr Patersons
appointment means that he will be able to guide the organisation through a
season of change.
DFSNZ is focusing on a range
of Good Clean Sport initiatives including regulatory, education and
investigative strategies to ensure closer collaboration with stakeholders
across New Zealands sporting community. We have full confidence that Nick
has what it takes to do an excellent job, Justice Gendall says.
Governing legislation demands
that we must first and foremost be a very efficient regulator and our athlete
and supporting group education will have high priority.
Nick has also represented New
Zealands interests on the world stage, leading the successful NZ
delegation to the OECD Working Group on Bribery in Paris and represented NZ at
APEC, so his international credentials stack up as well. We are confident Nick
is the right person to lead DFSNZ and represent our interests both here at home
Mr Paterson says he is thrilled to
be appointed the new Chief Executive of DFSNZ.
Sport enriches the lives of so
many New Zealanders, and Im passionate about working with the expert team
at DFSNZ and the wider sporting community to ensure greater awareness about
anti-doping and clean sport, Mr Paterson says.
Graeme Steel has done an
outstanding job leading the organisation to where it is today. Im humbled
to be given the opportunity to step into his shoes and continue on from
Doping is a serious challenge
facing sport. Im looking forward to building relationships with key
stakeholders to ensure the integrity of sport and the protection of our clean
SOURCE: Press Release, Drug Free
Florida Lottery is Giving Players Four New Ways to Win for
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 3, 2017)
-- The Florida Lottery today introduced the WEEK FOR LIFE family of Scratch-Off
games. The four new games range in price from $1 to $10, and feature more than
$332 million in cash prizes and more than 30 million winning tickets!
All Lottery retailers are expected
to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72
The $10 game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR
LIFE, offers the largest top prize available on a $10 Scratch-Off ticket, and
features more than $148 million in cash prizes! The games overall odds of
winning are one-in-3.35.
The $5 game, $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
offers more than $103 million in cash prizes and over 7.5 million winning
tickets! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-3.95.
The $2 game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
has more than 10 million winning tickets, including eight top prizes of $1,000
a week for life! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.43.
The $1 game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
offers more than $19 million in total cash prizes and over six million winning
tickets! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
Three drawings will be held between
July 26 and September 6, 2017, for non-winning WEEK FOR LIFE tickets entered
into the Cash Supply Second Chance Promotion. I
n each of the three drawings, one
player will win $25,000, three players will win $10,000, three players will win
$5,000, and 30 players will win $1,000.
Players can also earn up to 15 extra
entries each week by entering a special social media promo code that will be
posted to the Florida Lotterys official Facebook page each week during
the second chance promotion.
For more information about these
games and the second chance promotion, visit www.flalottery.com.
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent
of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than
750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 98
percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Partners with 888
win titles have gone live across the operators bingo
LONDON, U.K. (June 30, 2017)
the award-winning supplier of online, instant win games has
struck a deal to deliver its content to leading operator 888.
Popular blockbuster titles Slingo
and Cashbuster will be among the games rolled out across 888 Bingo with more to
follow in the next few months.
Leon Thomas, Chief Commercial
Officer at IWG, said: We are thrilled to have agreed another major deal
with one of the industrys most respected operators.
The growth 888 has been making
in recent years is impressive and this agreement is an indication that
operators now consider instant win games as a vital product vertical.
We have worked closely with
888, and we are sure both parties will reap the rewards of this deal. Im
sure their players will love our range of unique instant win games.
IWG started to offer its services to
commercial brands and platforms in the wider online gaming industry in late
2016 and the suppliers instant win titles are live with Mecca Bingo and
across GVCs B2C brands.
IWG has provided a full online
instant win service to lotteries for over 15 years, producing more than 250
high quality instant win games. It won online lottery supplier of the year at
the 2017 EGR B2B Awards.
IWG is a world leader in supplying
online, instant win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in
the online gaming industry. It has over 12 years experience of making top
selling, high quality instant win games and the strategic know how to make them
IWG has launched over 300 games that
perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while
driving excellent results for customers. It has the knowledge to deliver a
winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales
figures and data to back this knowledge up.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution
covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote
Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from
data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad
library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and
mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partners
instant win portal.
Gambling Commission Raises Standards with New Conditions for
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (June 29, 2017) --
New regulations aimed at ensuring online operators offer all consumers in
Britain the same tools to monitor their gambling have been introduced.
Following a consultation earlier
this year, new measures will enhance protections in place by helping consumers
make informed decisions about their online gambling activity.
The new requirements mean remote
- ensure consumers are able to directly access 3
months worth of account and gambling information, with a minimum period
of 12 months available on request
- ensure account and gambling history provides easy
to understand totals for a defined period (for example, the ability to be able
to view transaction history for the previous two months)
- give consumers access to information about their
net deposits (ie the running total of all deposits minus the sum of all
- allow consumers to set financial limits across
their entire gambling account as well as individual games.
Sharon McNair, programme director at
the Gambling Commission said: Consumers must be able to make informed
decisions about their online gambling activity.
The findings of our recent
consultation indicate that there are differences in approach amongst licensees
in relation to the level of information available to their consumers and the
ease by which that information is accessible. The new requirements seek to
address this and ensure greater consistency in the information available to
consumers regardless of who they choose to gamble with.
Gambling operators must see
beyond the bottom line, and ensure both new and existing gambling products are
effectively managing the risks to the licensing objectives, keeping gambling
safe and fair for all.
An updated remote gambling and
software technical standards is now published, but operators have until 1 April
2018 to ensure the above requirements have been implemented. There are a number
of additional requirements concerning information displayed to players that
will come into effect 1 October 2017.
Mrs McNair added:
Innovation and technological advancement continues to drive growth in
the £4.5billion a year online gambling market. We are seeing operators
developing new gambling products and technologies every day something
that it is vital to the further advancement of the sector.
But as the industry
transforms, operators are reminded that we too will continue to adapt our
regulation to raise standards across all gambling sectors and enhance the
protections available for consumers.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Consulting Launches New-Look Website
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (July 4, 2017) --
Award-winning affiliate network and management agency, Ihre Consulting, has
flicked the switch on an innovative new website which boasts a sleek design and
The rebrand showcases the products
and services offered, as well as the numerous industry awards the company has
picked up since it was founded back in 2010, including its most recent
nomination for the EGR B2B Awards 2017.
The new site is fresh, easy to
navigate and provides affiliates with a clear picture of what they can expect
from working with Ihre. The companys full roster of clients is also
displayed, including more than 140 different operators.
While the Ihre website may have
changed, the companys work ethic and ethos remains the same. This means
affiliates receive unrivalled service, the best deals and, most importantly,
full control of their own account.
Claire Wellard, COO, at Ihre
Consulting, said: We are delighted to have gone live with the new Ihre
Consulting website, making it much easier for affiliates to learn about the
products and services we offer.
The site feels clean and
crisp, and showcases the incredible work we do and the results we achieve for,
and with, our affiliate and operator partners.
The rebrand comes after Ihre
Consulting recently strengthened its management team with a number of new
senior hires across its three offices in Stockholm, London and Tel Aviv.
Ihre Consulting launched in 2010
with just one client, My Bet, and with the aim of connecting affiliates,
operators and third parties together via mutually beneficial partnerships.
It now boasts more than 140 operator
and affiliate partners, and has built a reputation for being one of the most
efficient and effective facilitators in the market.
For more information, visit
About Ihre Consulting AB
Edward Ihre is the founder of Ihre
Consulting AB which launched in March 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. Ihre
Consulting was set up to connect all the right people together in mutually
beneficial partnerships, with a key focus on Affiliate Management. We also
offer an affiliate network to affiliates, but not in the traditional sense
affiliates are used to. Please see website for more details.
Many years of experience within the
above fields and with an extensive network of contacts, Ihre Consulting can
create unique, innovative and sustainable solutions for your company.
SOURCE: Ihre Consulting